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house has responded with virtually nothing. >> distinctly unhappy house speaker john boehner on fox news yesterday. meanwhile, the white house put out a statement today arguing the republican plan lowers tax rates for the wealthy and quote, sticks the middle class with the bill. so with 29 days to go until the fiscal cliff, what would it take to get a deal? joining me now, men on opposite sides, grover norquist, president of americans for tax reform and robert reish, former secretary of labor for president bill clinton and the author of "beyond outrage." none of the three of us are beyond outrage, grover norquist, which is why i keep having you back. the situation it seems to me as an impartial observer here is that both sides have now made fairly ludicrous offers that they know the other side is never going to accept in a million years. that does beg the question, grover, why bother, given that both sides know where they need to move, why the games? >> well, it's not clear that both sides know. the week after the election, president obama was asked do you have to have the higher rates o
, the president offered a tough fiscal cliff proposal to congress, one that aides to john boehner say -- wait for it -- he's already rejected. of course he has. joining me to talk about all things politics, "new york times" columnist frank bruni and ross doufit. how many seconds was it, do you think, gentlemen, let me start with you, frank, before john boehner rejected out of hand president obama's attempt to try and do a fiscal cliff deal? >> with $1.6 trillion in new taxes, i think probably half a second. >> when you see the apparent attempt at a bipartisan lunch going on today between obama and romney, it was all very sweet and everything, the reality is the picture was about as uncomfortable as the relationship is between the two sides, and again, frank, how do we get to a better place in washington? how do we get these guys to realize, let me throw this at you. i interviewed mike tyson an hour ago. fantastic interview in many ways. what i found really fascinating and relevant to this, he talks about when he goes back to the streets he grew up in in new york, what real people care about.
that they're obliged to stop this. i'm afraid the politics will make it harder. >> his problem is for john boehner. his own party is split. we're seeing splinter groups coming out, senators, governors, congressmen, saying -- >> from both sides. i'm prepared to go for more taxes. not exactly. this is what interests me and may prolong the negotiations. there's a lot of people in the republican party, and the democratic party, particularly in the senate, who said $250,000 is not really a rich man. maybe a rich man in lincoln, nebraska. but it's not a rich man in new york city or los angeles. and therefore, the rates, the tax rates, which they want to go from 35% to 39.6%, maybe you're going to have to raise the threshold to $500,000, $600,000. maybe you're not going all the way to 39.6%. maybe you go to 37%. >> this is negotiation, isn't it? >> yes. >> i had newt gingrich last night. he almost shut down the government as the speaker, with bill clinton. but the second term, they did get stuff done. both of them used to them me, they used to throw everybody out of the room, and get it done. wha
and john boehner, when they can't be bothered to talk to each other. so what did you discover? let me start with you, governor herbert. what was your take on the two meetings? >> well, we were honored to be invited. i think too many times, the states and governors have been overlooked and underappreciated and almost a second thought when it comes to some policies made so i applaud jack's leadership in getting us together in a bipartisan way through the national governors association. i thought we were well received. i think the president and the speaker and majority leader was appreciative of our insight and our concerns about them going over the fiscal cliff. >> right, but i mean, jack markell, that's all very well, i'm glad you all got on so swimmingly but what is actually going to get done here? there are 28 days to go until we fall off this cliff and the american people are frankly sick and tired of waiting for a bunch of politicians to try and sort something out and just play politics, just get on with it. >> well, we had a productive conversation with the president and his team as wel
:00 tonight and i'll tell you john, i have the best idea i have ever had. you want to come along and will you say how much tax do i have to pay? >> i will say why are you calling me at 1:00 am? >> warren buffet on the show talking taxes. joining me, two economic experts. and president bush's former treasury secretary. welcome to you both. let me start with you. when warren buffet. one of the richest men in the history of planet earth is demanding to be taxed more, tell me why he shouldn't be granted that wish. i'm sure it makes him feel good when he says that tax scheme that he is talking about would do precious little call it a drop in the pond to fix that condition. it may be part of a solution. it is so far from being the solution and the second reason is you know some things people stand on principle on, there is a reason that over the years the tax code has had lower taxes on investment and savings and dividends. because we like to encourage investment savings and we don't like to tax two or three types which dividends or taxes might be taxed. and there is a principle involved. is there
, and i will tell you, john, i have got the best idea i ever had. i am going to put every penny i have in it. you want to come along. and you say how much tax do i have to pay if i make a fortune? >> i think the first thing is why are you calling me at 1:00. >> that is warren buffet, talking about taxes and why rich americans should be paying more of them. can you get republicans to agree? steven ratner, under the task force under president obama, and the senior adviser to the romney campaign. welcome to you both. warren buffet, one of the richest men in the history of planet earth is demanding to be taxed more give me a logical reason why he shouldn't be granted that wish. >> well, i tell you what, i'm sure it makes him feel good when he says that. two issues, one, hwhen he says that, that tax scheme that he talks about, would do very little, a drop in the pond, to fix our fiscal condition. and it may be part of a solution, but it is so far from being the solution. and the second reason is, you know some things people stand on principle on? and there is a reason that over the years th
and gerri jacobus. welcome to you both. listening to john boehner today and the president, it's pretty clear there's no deal anywhere near being settled here. i don't know about you, i'm just getting really bored with it. why don't they just get round a table and get it done? let me start with you gerri. >> i think the president going to pennsylvania to the tinker toy plant on a campaign stop essentially is probably not going to go over as well as he thinks it does, particularly since we thought we were done with that. we just went through it a few weeks ago. thought campaign stops were over and he inflicts this on us again. the american people expect him to sit down with the republicans in congress and work this out. now, a year ago or so, last year, he agreed to $800 billion in tax hikes. that's kind of where the number was. he comes back with twice that and when he gets obviously a no from republicans, you don't double it and say that's okay. he immediately goes out on the campaign trail so he does need to come back to washington, they need to sit down. that's what the american people exp
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